Autumn is already here, and it doesn’t only bring beautiful colors for the trees’ leaves, but also reduced temperatures. So it might not be inappropriate to think about flu vaccines. Officials recommend that it is the ideal time for getting the vaccines because the flu season may start anytime.
As the flu season can strike when least expected, doctors suggest that children older than six months, as well as any other people, should get their vaccines. Getting a shot seems to be the most efficient way of protecting yourself and your family from viruses.
Earlier this summer, some of the specialists announced that nasal sprays don’t work very well against viruses. However, many people relied on them in case they had a runny nose or caught a cold. On the other hand, doctors acknowledge the number of influenza cases which couldn’t be prevented by nasal sprays in past flu seasons.
The well known nasal spray is called FluMist. When it first appeared in the early 2000s, it was considered to be more efficient against viruses than proper flu vaccines. According to statistics, it was highly used for children.
As flu can spread rapidly, it is important that both adults and children get the vaccine. Doctors advise parents to make sure they get their shot especially if the have a newborn under six months of age. Newborns can’t get the vaccine, but they can get the flu if someone around them was infected with the virus.
In comparison to adults, children tend to be more vulnerable during the flu season. Pediatricians say that it is also kids those who get hospitalized because of the viruses more often. However, elderly people, whose immune system doesn’t function well, are also prone to get the virus.
Specialists are also concerned because the flu season is an unpredictable period. They can’t know for sure what is the precise time when it starts and when it ends. They also have the experience of last season, which was supposed to end of March. However, March was the most critical period of the season. This is why specialists advise people to get proper flu vaccines in advance.
Although the cold season is generally associated with influenza cases, this is not the only possibility. Doctors know it because they treat the disease all year round.
Officials announced that the price of the flu vaccines is $25.00.
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